The link between women, peace and security is arguably of special importance in a country like Jordan. Jordan is one of the major contributors of personnel to UNs peace keeping missions with over a thousand military and police staff in nine missions worldwide. It is also a country which is deeply affected by the Syria Crisis in terms of economic, social and not least security related terms. It hosts more than 600 000 Syrian refugees and a large number of refugees from other regional conflicts in Iraq, Libya and Yemen.
The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the first and only time that nuclear weapons were used in warfare. In the run-up to the Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons later this year, survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been telling their stories about the devastating humanitarian and environmental effects of those bombings.
Water has been identified as the number one global risk ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Sweden is actively involved in efforts to achieve sustainable and equitable water solutions in one of the most water-scarce regions in the world – the Middle East and North Africa.
Jordanierna är vana att hantera flyktingkriser. Men Syrienkrisens omfattning och komplexitet innebär utmaningar som Jordanien inte är rustat för. Hur ska flyktingarna klara den fjärde krigsvintern undrar ambassadör Helena Rietz på Internationella migrationsdagen.